Park Policeman Charles J. Bacher

Park Policeman Charles J. Bacher

St. Louis Park Rangers, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, November 21, 1920

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Charles J. Bacher

Park Policeman Charles Bacher was shot and killed in Forest Park by a woman who thought that he was a bandit.

The woman was riding in a car with her husband, who was speeding when Policeman Bacher and his partner attempted to stop them near the intersection of McKinley Drive and Wells Drive at 4:00 am. The woman, who was scared because of a recent crime wave, told her husband to continue driving. When Policeman Bacher finally got the man to stop he approached the vehicle. The woman grabbed her husband's revolver and began shooting, fatally wounding Policeman Bacher.

The man was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

Policeman Bacher was survived by his wife.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Arrested

traffic stop

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Officer Bacher,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 21, 2020

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